Geomorphology Teaching Activities
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Paleotempestology Lab part of Cutting Edge:Introductory Courses:Activities
Paleotempestology Lab: this lab activity is designed to help students gain experience in relative and absolute dating techniques as well as a sense of how scientific investigations proceed.
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Geomorphology Field Research Project part of Activities
This research project allows students to integrate and apply their geomorphic knowledge in a comprehensive study of a local landscape. Working in teams, they investigate uplifted alluvial deposits along the ...
Humans as Geomorphic Agents part of Activities
An introduction to order-of-magnitude calculations and reading quantitative journal articles.
Tombstone Weathering Lab part of Activities
During a field trip to a cemetery students collect data on the weathering of tombstones. They graph the data and make hypotheses about factors other than age that contribute to the different degrees of weathering ...
Ordering Geologic Events and Interpreting Geologic History: The Grand Canyon part of Cutting Edge:Introductory Courses:Activities
This activity is designed to have students re-examine rocks they looked at earlier in the semester and use them to interpret some of the geologic history of the Grand Canyon.
Geomorphology Problem Set part of Activities
This is an example of an exam//problem set I assigned to my Geomorphology class, which is a General Education offering at the U of Utah. The questions are rather generalized, but they can be answered to varying ...
Soil Properties and Geomorphology part of Activities
Compare soil data to different ages of fluvial terraces. Students enter data into Excel and interpret it themselves.
Chemical Weathering part of Cutting Edge:Introductory Courses:Activities
This field trip assignment brings students to a local cemetery to collect data related to the age and extent of weathering of limestone and igneous tombstones. Students then analyze the data they collect using ...
Build a Delta! part of Activities
This is a 3-part lab that allows new geomorphology students to experience first-hand the scientific method by investigating the processes and results of river-delta formation.
Exploring Soil Development & Conservation of Mass part of Activities
This activity aims to develop understanding of soil formation using the principles of conservation of mass. This is best applied to a chronosequence of â 2 soils/deposits, such as a set of terraces or glacial ...